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Yonke Law Settles Construction Site Personal Injury Case For $1.5 Million

Apr 12, 2019 | Firm News, Injuries

Attorney Michael Yonke recently settled a personal injury case for $1.5 million after The Plaintiff suffered severe injuries that subsequently prevent them from being able to work again. The case involved a welder who was injured when he fell into a stairwell shaft that had not been properly barricaded on a construction site.

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The General Contractor on the project was made up of a committee elected by the Board of Trustees at the religious organization that was building the new facility. The subcontractor that the welder worked for had previously agreed under contract with the committee that certain safety requirements would need to be updated prior to work being started. The committee denies that conversations about such safety issues ever took place.

The lack of achieving those safety requirements before the employed Plaintiff began work on the construction site directly led to the increased severity of The Plaintiff’s injuries. Thorough research by Yonke Law into the regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) showed that the subcontractor and the committee acting as the general contractor were jointly responsible for safety on the construction site. This led to the settlement in the case.

You should not have to shoulder the financial burden of a work-related injury or wrongful death of a family member at work. At Yonke Law LLC, our attorneys will do everything possible to make sure you don’t. Call us today at (816) 221-6400 for a free case evaluation.

After suffering serious injuries at work, many injured workers experience serious anxiety. With the medical costs involved with recovery and the lost wages from missing work, there are significant physical and financial roadblocks to overcome. If you have been hurt at work, do not go through the workers’ compensation process alone or trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer. Helping those that have been injured is what we do.

At Yonke Law LLC, our lawyers take injury claims on contingency, so you will not have to pay attorney fees unless we win your case. Call us at (816) 221-6400 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.

Trust the experienced, professional attorneys from Yonke Law LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. We have been helping injured clients for more than 20 years, and we will use every resource at our disposal to help you get full and fair compensation for medical costs and other losses. It matters to us what happens to you.

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